Sainsbury's has created two positions within its beers, wines and spirits team.

The UK-based supermarket said today (11 August) that the roles have been created in order to drive strategy and respond to "changing customer needs".

The position of business development manager has been filled by Jane Hughes. In her new role, Hughes will implement Sainsbury's strategy across all areas, while developing channels to market and a structured customer communications plan.

Warren Anderson, who has spent the last 12 years with the company, will assume the other position of senior manager. The role will enable Anderson to oversee the entire beers, wines and spirits team.

While Hughes begins her role with immediate effect, Anderson will start on 4 September, Sainsbury's added.